Pamiers and the North

  • Ok, the Ariège is not a shoppers' paradise, but Pamiers is the place to go for all the big stores.  
  • Still on the shopping theme, there's the new outlet mall in the very north of the department at Nailloux, a first for the Ariège!
  • The pretty town of le Mas d'Azil has a very unusual feature - a cavernous limestone drive through cave! Explore all things prehistoric in the newly-refurbished Grotte du Mas d'Azil visitor centre in the heart of the cave.
  • Enjoy fabulous views over the chain of the Pyrenees from the village of Carla-Bayle. Widely regarded as the art centre of the Ariège, it welcomes many artists, sculptors and potters during the summer months.